Upcoming Events

Check below for details of these really fun events coming up on our schedule!

   Hot Courts Every Thursday!

  Men's Doubles Sunday March 22nd

  Mixed Doubles March 29th

  Pajaro Dunes Away Event May 8th to May 10th

  TGIF #1 Friday May 22nd

  TGIF #2 Friday June 19th

   TGIF #3 Friday July 10th

   TGIF #4 Friday August 14th

  TGIF #5 Friday September 11th

  Mills College Mixer Saturday September 26th

 


 

Hot Courts  

Date:            Every Thursday evening
Time:           Drop-in (play continues from 6:30-9:30 pm)
Location:     Montclair Courts, Oakland (Mountain at Colton)
Cost:            $2 donation requested
Organizers :   Hans Boerner and Kenny Goodman
 
 
 
 
Hot Courts happen every Thursday evening, year-round.  Simply stop by anytime between 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (no partner needed) for some casual and fun doubles tennis.
 
The exact format varies, but generally consists of four no-ad games followed by a tiebreaker, after which those who had a bye on the previous round are brought in, partners and opponents are switched up, and play begins again.
 
The cost is only $2.00 per evening, which goes to help defray the costs of court maintenance and repair (nets, windscreens, etc.).
 
Join us!         
 
                                        




 
MEN’S DOUBLES UNLADDER TOURNAMENT                                   
                                                                  
Date:            Sunday March 22nd
Time:           11:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Location:      Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:            $10 Members only
Organizers :   Marty Gutherz 
Register:        Mens Doubles Sign Up


Due to serious mental health concerns about some of the participants in the Men's Doubles Ladder activities who reported being extremely stressed out about the prospect of being dislodged from a highly coveted rung on the ladder by upstart challengers, the MTA board members, exercising their humane and wise judgment, unanimously voted to relegate the ladder to the scrap heap of history. 

So, in lieu of a ladder tournament, we're doing a regular men's doubles tournament for 2015
ad infinitum. So, if you and your partner are victorious in this event, you will be ceremoniously coroneted as the 2015 Men's Doubles Kings and will, thereby, be relieved of the lingering anxiety that some hotshot duo will attempt to steal your crowns.

This event has invariably been one that involves fast and furious but friendly play. The skill level of you and your partner to compete in this event is 3.0 and higher (hopefully, no 7.0 level players will sign up). Please sign up with a partner but if you can't find one, contact me and I'll do my best to find one for you.





 
 

MIXED DOUBLES TOURNAMENT 2015    
                            

Date:            Sunday March 29th                                   
Time:           10:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location:      Mills College, Oakland
Cost:            $10 Members only
Organizers :   Mike Turkull 
Register:        Mixed Doubled Sign Up
                                                            
Grab yourself a partner and sign up for our 2015 Mixed Doubles tourney!

This is not our usual "mixer." You will remain with your chosen partner
If you are new to MTA and need help finding someone to play with, we will
do our best to pair you. Just let us know when you sign up.

As always, bring a plate of something to share with the folks. Drinks other 
than water will be provided as well as balls and picnic supplies.

Play will begin at 10:am sharp, so come a few minutes early to warm up. 
The gates to the Mills courts will be open by 9:30.

ANY questions, contact event organizer Mike at miketurkull@montclairtennis.org 
Hope to see you on the courts.





 

Pajaro Dunes Spring Away Weekend  
                                


Date:            Friday May 8th to Sunday May 10th
Location:    Pajaro Dunes, Ca
Cost:            $20 Members only
Organizers :   Rebecca Woolis 
Register:        Pajaro Dunes Sign Up


MTA is planning another fun-filled weekend at Pajaro Dunes, located on the beautiful Monterey Bay, 90 miles from the EastBay. This will be our fifth annual event at Pajaro Dunes. Many of us have experienced the pleasures of this spectacular coastal area, with numerous available activities such as walking or boating up the Elkhorn Slough http://elkhornslough.com/, where you can watch the antics of hundreds of playful sea otters, visiting Carmel by the Sea, a mere 30 minute drive, or hiking in the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve http://www.pointlobos.org/.  You can come for as long as you like.  Some stay 3 nights, many for less time.  Some condos offer a special rate of a 3rd night free with 2 paid nights (try asking for this if it’s not specified). 

There are 3 ways to make your room reservations:

1)      Call the Pajaro Dunes Resort Association: 800-564-1771

2)      Go to the Pajaro Dunes website http://www.pajarodunes.com/index.php

3)      Go to Vacation Rental By Owner: vrbo.com and select a condo of your choice.

Try for a condo in “Shorebirds” as many of us will be staying there.

There are 1, 2, 3, and some 4 bedroom condos available! Get together with some others or reserve your own condo NOW…the sooner the better to get more desirable condos.

For directions, photos, and more information, visit the Pajaro Dunes website at http://www.pajarodunes.com/index.php .

 

ESSENTIAL: Please make sure to register on Eventbrite for this event so we know how many will be in attendance at the dinner Sat eve – for which we will be making reservations and for configuring the tennis tournaments.  To do this, go to: http://www.montclairtennis.org/upcomingevents and scroll down to Pajaro Dunes.

You must be a current MTA member to sign up for the tournaments.

 

The events for the weekend will include our traditional:

            Friday evening Pot Luck dinner and socializing starting at 7:30 in a condo TBA

Please bring a dish to share, your drink of choice, and the MTA will provide plates, cups, etc. The instructions for the tournament will be announced at the pot luck.

            Sat. AM: gender doubles tournament from around 9-1

Please sign up for the Sat. tourney with a partner of your choice. If you do not have a partner, we will do our best to pair you up.

            Sat. afternoon ping pong tournament

            Sat. evening dinner at a nearby Mexican restaurant.

Sun. AM: mixed doubles tournament from around 9-1 (round robin format, so no need to arrange for a partner ahead of time)

Sun. evening a progressive dinner is a definite possibility

           

Of course you are welcome to participate in any or all events, and/or to spend time playing social tennis or ping-pong, relaxing, socializing with MTA folks and others you may want to invite along, stepping out of your condo door for a stroll on the beach, kite flying and/or enjoying the beautiful surrounding area.  There will be non-tennis playing folks joining us.

 

If you have questions contact Rebecca Woolis at: rebeccawoolis@montclairtennis.org.







 

TGIF #1                                       


Date:            Friday May 22nd
Time:           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:     Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:            $15 Members only (dinner is included)
                     (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        TGIF #1 Sign Up




We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie Tennis Stadium!

Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; everyone’s a winner)

Food (banh mi sandwiches) provided at 7:45 pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks
 
Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun we have, you’ll want to join!
 
Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman
                                           








 


TGIF #2                                        


Date:            Friday June 19th
Time:           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:     Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:            $15 Members only (dinner is included)
                     (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        TGIF #2 Sign Up




We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie Tennis Stadium!

Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; everyone’s a winner)

Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45 pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks
 
Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun we have, you’ll want to join!
 
Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman









 

TGIF #3                                        


Date:            Friday July 10th
Time:           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:     Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:            $15 Members only (dinner is included)
                     (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        TGIF #3 Sign Up




We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie Tennis Stadium!

Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; everyone’s a winner)

Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45 pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks
 
Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun we have, you’ll want to join!
 
Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman





 

TGIF #4                                        


Date:            Friday August 14th
Time:           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:     Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:            $15 Members only (dinner is included)
                     (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        TGIF #4 Sign Up




We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie Tennis Stadium!

Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; everyone’s a winner)

Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45 pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks
 
Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun we have, you’ll want to join!
 
Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman








 

TGIF #5                                        


Date:            Friday September 11th
Time:           6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location:     Davie Tennis Stadium, Oakland
Cost:            $15 Members only (dinner is included)
                     (note: first-time guests of MTA play/eat for free!)
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        TGIF #5 Sign Up




We hope that you can join us for these very popular summertime Friday evenings at Davie Tennis Stadium!

Tennis (social, rotating doubles) from 6-9 pm (4 games and a tie-breaker; change partners each time; let those on bye come in; everyone’s a winner)

Food (light supper tbd) provided at 7:45 pm (eat on the steps, bench, chair, or on the couch inside if the weather’s chilly)

Fun – ping-pong, foosball, socializing, hanging out with friends, meeting new folks
 
Feel free to stay for all 3 hours, or come a little later or leave a little earlier – it’s a relaxed, do-as-you want Friday night!

The cost is only $15 per person, and this includes dinner. Or, if this is your first-ever MTA event (and you are not yet a member), please join us as our guest (free!) – we’re hopeful that once you see how much fun we have, you’ll want to join!
 
Questions? Contact: Susan Goodman





 

Mills College Mixer              
                

Date:            Saturday September 26th
Time:           Noon to 3:00  (tentative)
Location:     Mills College, Oakland
Cost:            $10 Members only 
Organizers :   Susan Goodman 
Register:        Coming later - for now just save the date!

Save this date for another fun mixer with the Mills College women’s tennis team!
 
Details forthcoming as the date nears…